Hermes Galatis, P.E.
President - HGalatis Design Analysis Services
Total Experience - 26 YearsOverall Experience Summary
Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the state of New Jersey, with 26 years of experience in all areas of structural, stress, vibration and heat transfer analyses of high-speed rotating machinery. Extensive experience in Finite Element and mathematical modeling, high-temperature and stress component design, design code calculations and computer programming. replica watches sale
Professional and Technical Experience
HGalatis Design Analysis Services, since June 1999, Founder and President
Most recent projects include:
- Transient response analysis of AOD steel process vessel support system (forensic support work)
- Failure analysis of fiberglass-reinforced pollution control fan (forensic support work)
- Crusher roll bearing support analysis
- Heat transfer and stress analysis of shipboard steam turbine chest valve system
- Failure analysis and redesign of high-temperature Gas Turbine casing component
- Development of turbomachinery rotor balancing optimization software
- Failure analysis and redesign of waste heat turbine
- Waste heat turbine casing support and piping system analysis
- Turboexpander blading Analysis and Design
- High temperature casing component Buckling Instability Analysis and Re-Design
- Motor and Support Stiffness and Vibration Analyses and Re-Design
- Vibration analysis of rolling element bearing cage
- Shock Analysis and major re-design of water treatment equipment for navy vessel
Rotating Machinery Services, Inc., 15 months, as V. P. Engineering Analysis
- Co-founder and co-owner of Rotating Machinery Services, Inc.
- Responsible for the analysis and structural reliability of all new designs and modifications.
- Established accounting, purchasing and computer network systems as new company grew from four to six individuals.
- Among numerous projects, following were the most rewarding: failure analysis and redesign of high-speed starter turbine blisk for the F-22 ATF failure analysis and redesign of a power turbine inlet duct, stress and rotor-dynamic analyses and final design of desalinization equipment impeller, high-speed impeller analysis development.
CONMEC, Inc., 9?years, as Supervisor of Stress and Vibration Analysis
- Contributed in propelling the company from a one year start-up with 12 employees and less than one-half million in sales to 150+ employees and more than 32 million in sales.
- Main function was to supervise small technical group responsible for the structural reliability of all new and re-rated rotating equipment.
- Responsible for developing methods of design and analysis of turbomachinery and function as technical expert and consultant in the design and upgrade of machinery and components.
- Interface with customers at different phases of ongoing projects to present technical results.
- Develop structural, vibration, stress, heat transfer and experimental modal analysis capabilities in the analysis and design of Turbo expanders, Gas and Steam Turbines, Axial and Centrifugal Compressors and several other structural applications.
- Developed methods for applications in Quality Control, design calculations and standards.
Conduct and carry out structural work required in blade and impeller failure investigations and others.
- Work closely with marketing in developing specialized technical quotations and develop and present short courses, technical papers and seminars for turbomachinery users, customers, and other technical and non-technical personnel. replica watches uk
Ingersoll-Rand Co., Turbo and Pump Divisions, 10 years, as a Senior Structural Analyst
- Performed Structural, Vibration and Heat Transfer analyses of rotating and stationary components of Pumps, Gas Turbines, Expanders, Centrifugal and Axial Compressors.
- ˇConducted investigations of failures of large cast turbine cases, weld fatigue, tie-bolt relaxation, thermal distortion, and blading, blade and gear coupling fatigue.
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, 3 years
Rotor dynamics and stress analysis work of commercial and military jet engines. Applied statistical "Monte Carlo" analysis and finite element results for predicting jet engine component reliability.
B.E., Civil Engineering, Magna cum Laude, City College of New York, 1975. Presently working on thesis toward a Master of Engineering Science at Penn State Great Valley, with expected graduation date of Fall 2001. GPA of 3.96 after all required course work.
Other Technical, Professional Development and Personal Data
Professional Leadership course, 1994; Strain Gaging course, 1994; Blade Vibration Seminar, 1992; Failure Analysis course, 1986; Rolling Element and Hydrodynamic Bearing seminar, 1999. Member of the A. S. M. E. and lifetime member of Tau Beta Pi, engineering honor society. Co-authored two technical papers on Steam Turbine mechanical design and Gas Turbine Rotor Fatigue Life Analysis. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Good communication skills in French, Greek and Rumanian. replica watches - rolex replica